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Jul 13 2013
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Any good home carbon fiber kits?

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I'm looking to try and make some carbon fiber pieces, but I'm not really sure on what kind of kit I'd need, what to look for, where to get it, or how much to pay. I'm hoping there's someone on here that maybe knows something, and can point me in the right direction.

I'm not thinking about making fairly large parts (maybe 20"x20" max), and would prefer not use a kit requiring a vacuum system.
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Re: Any good home carbon fiber kits?

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I'm looking to try and make some carbon fiber pieces, but I'm not really sure on what kind of kit I'd need, what to look for, where to get it, or how much to pay. I'm hoping there's someone on here that maybe knows something, and can point me in the right direction.

I'm not thinking about making fairly large parts (maybe 20"x20" max), and would prefer not use a kit requiring a vacuum system.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=home+carbon+fiber+kits

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I can't see how you can make carbon fiber parts without a vacuum.

You would prefer the carbon fiber to be molded right on to the part, and having a vacuum system would remove all the air and eliminate (or at least reduce) air bubbles between the carbon fiber sheets.



That said, if you *really* want o go ahead without a vacuum, here's one you can try:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-methods-for-molding-fiberglass-and-carbon-f/#step1

You can practice on cheaper fiberglass first, before moving onto the relatively pricier carbon fiber.
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Doppelgangergang wrote:
You would prefer the carbon fiber to be molded right on to the part, and having a vacuum system would remove all the air and eliminate (or at least reduce) air bubbles between the carbon fiber sheets.



That said, if you *really* want o go ahead without a vacuum, here's one you can try:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-methods-for-molding-fiberglass-and-carbon-f/#step1
Yes, I know there's going to be quite a few air bubbles without a vacuum system, but I'm more interested in just making something out of carbon fiber until I have enough to make better quality pieces.

That being said, does anyone know where I can get some reasonably-priced carbon fiber mats? And what kind I should get?
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